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commissaries of musters of division, under the directions of commissaries of musters of corps or departments. Second. Army and department commanders will forthwith ascertain the number of men within their respective commands to be discharged and report the same direct to the Paymaster-General of the Army, forwarding a duplicate of the report to the Adjutant-General. Said report must specify the number for each regiment, or company, if an independent one. Third. The Paymaster-General will arrange to make immediate payment to the men discharged, said payments to be made in the armies or departments in which the men may be serving at date of muster out. Please acknowledge receipt of this.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

Make an official copy of this for Captain Hough and return this telegram to me immediately.

G. H. T.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, May 9, 1865.

Brigadier General E. D. TOWNSEND,

Washington, D. C.:

Your telegram of this date, authorizing me to cause the immediate muster out and discharge of all officers and soldiers of my command whose term of service will expire prior to May 31, 1865, is received, and will be immediately attended to.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 218.

Washington, May 9, 1865.

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6. Brigadier General A. Willich, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Northern Department, and will report in person without delay to the commanding general Army of the Cumberland for assignment to duty.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 122.

Nashville, Tenn., May 9, 1865.

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II. Brigadier General Charles Cruft, U. S. Volunteers, will report to Major-General Stoneman, commanding District of East Tennessee, for assignment to duty.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.